Constructed from polished stainless steel with a thick aluminum core for even heating. Durable build. Use it as a steamer, or as a 3-quart pot to boil, heat, or simmer. Dishwasher safe, and oven safe to 350 degrees F. Comfortable phenolic handles.
Some found this to be smaller than they expected. The handles can get hot, to the point of smelling toxic.
Can be used with a pressure cooker, or any pot that is 8" in diameter or greater. Fully collapsible. Made from premium stainless steel. 9" total diameter when opened, with 1" legs. Center ring for safely lifting it out of pots. Decent price. Easy to use.
Some reports that this option easily rusts after a few months, or that it falls apart easily.
Complete set includes an 8-quart stockpot, a pasta insert, a steamer insert, and a glass lid. Lid is made from tempered glass and has a steam vent. All pieces are dishwasher safe. Sturdy polished stainless steel construction with an aluminum disc insert for even heating.
Some reports that this option comes covered with a gray/black production residue that is hard to wash off.
Works well for pressure cookers, pots ranging from 5- to 7-quarts, and instant pots. 2 levels let you cook 2 different foods simultaneously. Good for baking, reheating, and steaming. Dishwasher safe. Comes with a silicon handling mat and an interlocking handle.
This option can take longer to cook an item than other steamers.
Universal steamer with lid can fit on pots with 2- to 4-quart capacity. Works with both straight-sided and tulip-shaped pots. Easy to clean, and dishwasher safe. Cooks food quickly. Lightweight but durable. Oven safe to 500 degrees F.
You'll need to provide your own pot to use this with. Some felt that this was smaller than expected.
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If you want to create healthy entrees and side dishes, a stainless steel food steamer is an excellent addition to your kitchen. Stainless steel food steamers can either be electric and standalone or stovetop models. The stovetop variety comes in either a foldable/collapse design that fits inside a pot, or a perforated metal pan that fits inside another pan. Some steamers come with a second pan while others are designed to fit within a pan you already own. A few insertable models can be used in a pan, pressure cooker, or multifunction cooker (like an Instant Pot). And, to cut down on cleaning time, look for models that are dishwasher safe.
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